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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

Women's Services

Mission

Alcohol and Other Drugs advocates for families affected by addiction through direct services for women. We have developed programs specifically for women who are pregnant and mothers with young children. Through its network of county and community-based service providers, AODS delivers gender-responsive, trauma-focused and family-oriented care to the women of Contra Costa County.

All services comply with California State Standards for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services, federal and local laws, including CFR-42 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which protect the confidentiality of our clients. Additionally, Women Services adhere to the Perinatal Services Network Guidelines (PSNG).

Who is Eligible for Alcohol and Other Drug Women's Services?

We serve low-income women and mothers who are pregnant or parenting who have insurance, are Medi-Cal eligible or who currently have no insurance coverage. Treatment services are based on a sliding fee scale. However, no one is denied services based on inability to pay.

What Services are Available for Pregnant and Parenting Women?

Perinatal services: Residential, detox and outpatient treatment programs throughout Contra Costa County for pregnant women and women with dependent children, including women who are attempting to regain custody of their children, as well as parents participating in CalWORKs Welfare to Work.

Please see our AODS Women Services Directory of Resources for more information.

SAMHWorks: Wellness to Independence

SAMHWorks: Wellness to Independence provides treatment assessment and referral services for CalWORKs recipients. Parents participating in CalWORKs Welfare to Work and considering substance use treatment are encouraged to contact the SAMHWorks offices below for assistance, but they can also contact treatment programs directly. SAMHWorks liaisons can help women on CalWORKs navigate barriers to treatment, including assisting with transportation and childcare.

  • Antioch: 925-706-4688
  • Pleasant Hill: 925-602-9444
  • Hercules: 510-262-8572
  • Richmond: 510-412-3200

Partnerships and Collaborating Agencies

To address the complex, multisystemic needs of the women of Contra Costa County, we partner with other county agencies to offer comprehensive, interdisciplinary and quality care to our community's families.